(vid courtesy of 43Tigers)
Clemson defeated Sakerlina 12-2 in Cola last night, splitting the season series 2-2.
"We’ve been playing pretty well lately, we had a little skid this past weekend, but for the last two and a half weeks we’ve been playing much better offensively," Clemson head coach Jack Leggett said. "We were able to put up a five-spot there in the sixth inning and a three (in the eighth) and a four (in the ninth), and we were able to swing the bats pretty well. The second half of the game we played much better. They got a little bit tired and we took advantage of it."
After this win and the win at home against a ranked Coastal Carolina team, we're 28-14 for the year. Paulson and Parker homered again, their 9th and 10th respectively.
Parker received the Bob Bradley Award as Clemson's MVP of the four-game season series against the Gamecocks. In four games, he was 6-for-15 (.400) with two doubles, one homer, seven RBIs, and four runs.
Just think, if he could pull off the same in football, he could be one of the greatest Coot Killa's ever....too bad we've won two in a row already, we cant win more than 4...gotta let em win every once in a while to keep them interested.
The brightest spot from my perspective about the game was that Vaughn (former closer) finally pitched well, he pitched 3 scoreless innings in middle relief to get the win....but why Jack continues to take out his starter before pitching the mandatory 5 innings (to get credited with a W on his record) is beyond me still, especially if he's pitching well.
I'm sure he's on a pitch count, but dont tell a guy to start and then when he pitches well take him out early enough that he cant get a W on his record.
Gene Sapakoff at the P&C thinks we should start holding the baseball games in a bigger venue....like The Cockroach or Death Valley.
Clemson will face Illinois at home next year for basketball, as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
Dabo Swinney has signed his contract, details I've written about before.
JD's highlight reel from NFL Films.